Lemon (Citrus limon) | CPTG®*Oil from dōTERRA®
It cleans, it freshens, it lifts the mood
About lemon oil:
Originating in China, lemon quickly spread throughout all the ancient world. It was established in the New World in the 1400s, arriving with Columbus. Today, Italy is still one of the best sources for lemon oil.
The fruit has long been associated with freshness and cleanliness; and now, many products are advertised as "lemon scented" to entice buyers.
Today, lemon — and citrus oils, in general — are widely accepted, and FDA has approved it for ingestion.
Lemon oil, as with most citrus oil, is not steam distilled, as are most other essential oils; instead, it is cold pressed, to preserve its delicate natural essence. Under extreme pressure, the rind reluctantly gives up the liquid sunshine, in its untainted, wholesome form.
Like all pure essential oils, lemon has a complete chemical profile, just as it did in nature. Among its chemical constiuents, one of the most impressive is limonene. Limonene has been extensively researched for its protective influence to cells. (All citrus oils contain limonene, as a major component of their chemical structure.)
Lemon oil offers many possibilities for health improvement, due to its defensive attributes, which can easily be distributed throughout the body, even to its very core — your cells!
The CPTG®* mark represents dōTERRA's own internal standards for sourcing and testing 100% pure aromatic botanical extracts using independent testing laboratories. The dōTERRA brand and registered CPTG mark represent dōTERRA's guarantee of 100% pure essential oil extracts that meet high standards for both purity and material composition and accurate product labeling.
Key properties of lemon oilCommon uses for lemon oilOther uses for lemon oil
- Monoterpene (limonene 65%)
- Aldehydes 12% (primarily citral)
- It may serve as an insect repellent,
- It can be an effective means to improve circulation.
- Its pleasant, sweet aroma can be uplifting, to lighten any mood.
- To remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon, rub with 1-2 drops of lemon oil.
- Use 1 drop of lemon oil to add flavor to baked goods or beverages.
- To help prevent mould forming on surfaces wipe down surface with lemon oil to disinfect and sterilise.
- For corns, callouses or bunions, rub on a drop of lemon oil, mornings and evenings.
- To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water. If you have an apple, and only want to eat half of it at that time, you can also put a drop of lemon oil on the part you want to save. It will prevent oxidation (browning) of the fruit, and adds a really nice flavor to the apple.
- To sterilize cutting boards, counter tops, cupboards and table tops, add 2-3 drops of lemon oil to water and spray them. Or, you could just add the oil to a pan of water, soak a cloth in it for wiping down surfaces.
- To disinfect your dishcloth and kill germs, soak it overnight in a bowl of water with a drop of lemon oil.
- Add a drop of lemon oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle.
- Rub a drop of lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.
- Use a paper towel, soaked with several drops of lemon oil, to sanitise bathroom fixtures.
- Place a drop of lemon oil on cold sores, herpes or other mouth ulcers, to lessen pain and aid healing.
- Put a drop of lemon oil on gums that are bleeding becaus of gingivitis or tooth extraction.
- Put a drop of lemon oil on oily skin or acne, to balance sebaceous glands (oil glands). It offers other benefits for the skin, and can be added to lotions or creames to improve skin tone and texture.
- Rub several drops of lemon oil on cellulite, to improve circulation and help eliminate waste from the cells.
- Rub two drops of lemon oil topically onto the feet, to clear athlete's foot.
- Rub several drops of lemon oil on varicose veins, to improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.
- Rub a drop of lemon oil on a wart, morning and night, until it disappears.
- Rub a drop of lemon oil to clean a butcher's block or other cutting surfaces.
- Put 10-15 drops of lemon oil in each 4Litres of carpet cleaning solution, to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room. Mixing several drops of lemon oil into baking soda, and sprinkling it over the carpet before vacuuming is also very effective. (It works for your dog, too; although I don't recommend the vacuuming part. A brush works just fine.)
- Primary constituents of lemon:
One of the easiest ways to receive lemon oil's remarkable properties is through diffusion or direct inhalation It can also be applied to the bottom of the feet, or added to a glass of water, as a purifier and for a quick energizing boost.
Traditionally, lemon oil has many uses.
Historically, adding a few drops of lemon oil to warm water, with a little sweetener, has been used to provide relief from coughs or sore throats. Lemon oil has also been known to be strengthening to fingernails. Simply rub the oil directly on location.
Note: Citrus oils should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.
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- Model: Essential Oil-Lemon
- SKU: Essential Oil-Lemon